A few things, mostly technical notes...

Friday, April 08, 2005

Microsoft Corp. v. Zamos (Goliath .v. David)

University of Akron student David Zamos bought educational copies of Microsoft Windows and Office XP Pro for $60 each. After realizing he'd have to wipe his computer to install them, he tried to return them. The college would not take them, neither would Microsoft. He was forced to keep them. The kid sold the un-opened pieces of the software on E-bay. Microsoft sued him for thousands of dollars in damages, their lawyers threatened to take his Ford Escort to recover $ 143.50.

Zamos has been fighting .

In short, instead of caving into
high-powered attorneys for the Software Giant, he decides to fight back, and goes to the press. Goliath is hit. Read on here...

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